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BA/BS in Dance

The Dance Program provides you the opportunity to develop creative, technical, pedagogical, and performance skills under the guidance of professional faculty in a supportive environment. The dance curriculum offers learning experiences that introduce students to historical, practical, technical, and creative aspects of dance. The degree offers a broad scope of applied dance skills and theoretical knowledge, preparing students for graduate study, teaching, and for a wide variety of professional opportunities in the performing arts.

Bachelors in Dance 72 credits 

 

Dance Core:  17 credits

D 260 Dance Improvisation
D 330 Rhythmic Awareness
D 351 Dance Composition I
D 352 Dance Composition II
D 399 SS: Dance Concert
D 405 Senior Project
D 455 Group Choreography

 

Choose from Modern Dance Technique Courses:  12 credits

D 180, 181,182 Modern Dance 1-2-3
D 210, 211, 212 Modern Dance 4-5-6
D 280, 281, 282 Modern Dance 7-8-9
D 380, 381, 382 Modern Dance 10-11-12

Choose from Ballet Dance Technique Courses:  6 credits 

D 185, 186, 187 Ballet Dance  1-2-3
D 220, 221, 222, Ballet Dance 4-5-6
D 285, 286, 287 Ballet Dance 7-8-9
D 376, 377, 378 Ballet Dance 10-11-12

 

Elective technique courses from: Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, World Dance, Hip Hop, Pointe, or Conditioning  12 credits

 

Choose two courses: 6 credits

D 310 Dance and Gender
D 357 Dance in Musical Theatre
D 453 Ballet History
D 454 Evolution of Modern Dance

 

Electives in Dance:  19 credits

D 199 SS: Group Choreography
D 240 Wellness for Dancers
D 250 Drumming for Dancers
D 270 Dance Partnering
D 300 Human Movement Notation
D 390 Kinesiology for Dance
D 406 Independent Studies
D 407 Seminar
D 408 Workshop
D 409 Internship
D 450 Dance Repertory
D 451 Dance Production
D 451L Dance Production Lab
D 460 Dance & Technology
D 491 Creative Dance for Children
D 494 Dance Pedagogy
D 496 Creativity

 

* A maximum of 6 credits may be earned under D400 Internship within the major.

**All dance majors are required to take D251 Intro to Dance (3 credits) to meet the LACC requirement in Creative Arts.

  • B.A. Requirements
  • B.S. Requirements
  • LACC Requirements
 The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees are liberal arts degree programs with a major in Dance and a minor in an area other than dance. Students who take the BA in dance complete 72 credit hours in dance courses in addition to the liberal arts core curriculum (LACC) and a minor in another academic discipline.

Bachelor of Arts  (B.A.)

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) – 54 – 55 credits
Writing Intensive – 6 credits
Second Language
Mathematics/Computer Science – 6 credits
Refer to current Catalog pages 33 – 35  Graduation requirements LACC BA BS
MAJOR  – 70 credits    MINOR – varies

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are liberal arts degree programs with a major in Dance and a minor in an area other than music. Students who take the BS in dance complete 72 credit hours in dance courses in addition to the liberal arts core curriculum (LACC) and a minor in another academic discipline.

Bachelor of Science  (B.S.)

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) – 54 – 55 credits
Writing Intensive – 6 credits
Cultural Diversity – 6 credits
Mathematics/Computer Science – 11 credits
Refer to current Catalog pages 33 – 35  Graduation requirements LACC BA BS
MAJOR  – 70 credits    MINOR – varies

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) 54-55 credits

  • Communication  COM 111  – 3 credits
  • Writing WR 135 College Writing II – 4 credits
  • Creative Arts – 9 credits
  • Health & Physical Education – 4 credits
  • Laboratory Science – 12 – 15 credits
  • Literature – 8 credits
  • Philosophy or Religion – 3 credits
  • Social Science 11 – 12 creditsMathematics/Computer Science – 11 credits
  • MATH 111 College Algebra – (or higher)
  • Computer Science – CS 121 Computer Applications  (or higher)

Refer to current Catalog pages 33 – 35  Graduation requirements for LACC, BA &  BS

Contact

Department of Theatre and Dance 503 838-8310 | or e-mail: janovid@wou.edu